If you lose control of your vehicle:

  • release either the brake or the accelerator;
  • concentrate on steering the vehicle in the direction that you wish to go.

Often the skid is the result of either over-accelerating or over-braking. If one or both are eliminated, it goes a long way to correcting the skid and piloting the vehicle in the desired direction.

To do this task, the head restraint must be adjusted so that its top is at least level with the top of the occupant’s ears.

In recent years, traffic safety professionals have attempted to change the nomenclature commonly used for this device. Originally it was referred to as a “headrest”. However, in recent years, this device has significantly reduced death and injury vehicle occupants sustain when involved in a rear-end collision.

The head restraint prevents the head and neck from being snapped backward during a rear-end collision.

rear wheelsFor commercial drivers, inspecting tires is part of their daily pre-trip inspection. Motorcycle riders should check their tires before every ride. Drivers of light trucks and passenger vehicles should check their tires at least once a month, if not more often.

Thumping a tire with a hammer will tell you nothing more than if the tire is flat. This action is good for the inside tire on duals, where you can't see if the tire is inflated because the other tire is holding up the vehicle.

Before making a lane change a driver must:

  • look in the mirror, signal and then shoulder check in the direction she is going to move the vehicle.

In some places, your entire air brake pre-trip inspection hinges on this compentency :: being able to adjust a manual slack adjuster:

  • A testing driver must either demonstrate how to adjust a brake equipped with a manual slack adjuster;
  • OR verbally describe how to do this task.